COPH Strategic Planning

Welcome to the COPH Strategic Planning Website! 

The UNMC College of Public Health (COPH), building on its strong foundation as Nebraska’s first CEPH-accredited College of Public Health, has launched a collaborative strategic planning process to further distinguish ourselves as a premier public health institution.

Collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners helped identify four priority areas in which our College will be recognized as world leaders and support UNMC and the College’s overarching goal to make Nebraska the healthiest state by 2020. The College’s priorities outline the vision for a future that will take us to new heights and revolutionize the public health field in exciting ways.


The Mission of the College of Public Health is to promote optimal health and well-being through robust education, research, and service in collaboration with communities in Nebraska, across the country, and around the world.


The UNMC College of Public Health will be a place of innovation, growth and excellence, to foster sustainably healthy populations and environments.

COPH Strategic Priorities and Year 1 Goals

Student Experience - Provide an exceptional student experience that improves students’ preparation for and impact on the future public health workforce.

Cancer Prevention and Control - Develop and promote innovations that effectively prevent and monitor cancer.

Community-Based Health Transformation - Create systems and practices that build mutually beneficial community-academic partnerships to transform health.

Health System Transformation

Integrate healthcare and public health to improve population health.

Join Us!

Please join us and pledge your support to make Nebraska the healthiest state in the nation.

Please check this website frequently as information will be updated regularly throughout the strategic planning process.